Africa Tourism Association News Updates

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TOYIN ABIODUN ON HOW TO REVIVE THE GLOBAL TOURISM INDUSTRY POST COVID-19
Toyin Abiodun, recently appointed as member of the World Tourism Forum Institute International Council spoke to CNBC Africa for more on her new role and the recovery of global tourism….
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SLOWLY BUT SURELY: TOURISM’S RENEWAL IN RWANDA
Tourism is slowly reawakening in Rwanda, with a renewed focus on the local market.
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WITHOUT INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS, AFRICAN DESTINATIONS ARE FOCUSING ON DOMESTIC TOURISM
COVID-19 has illustrated the importance of domestic travelers across the continent.
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MEET THE AKASHINGA: THE ALL-FEMALE ARMY PROTECTING ZIMBABWE’S WILDLIFE
Akashinga, aka brave ones in the local Zimbabwean dialect, is the all-female army protecting elephants and other wildlife from poachers.
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A BLIND MAN’S TRIP WILL CHANG THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT SAFARIS
A visually impaired traveler journeys through the wilds of Zimbabwe and discovers a side of the safari experience that very few know.
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MPAPE CRUSHED ROCK: NIGERIANS FLOCK TO NEW ABUJA BEAUTY SPOT
An abandoned quarry in Nigeria has become a tourist hotspot after images were posted on social media earlier this month.
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ZARA TOURS BAGS TOP PRIZES DURING TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS AWARDS 2020
Tanzania’s state-run conservation and tourism agency has named Zara International Travel Agency (ZITA) the best tour operator of the year 2020.
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A VIRTUAL TOUR OF MALAWI, THE ‘WARM HEART OF AFRICA’
Malawi leaves a lasting impression not because of its aesthetics, but because of its people, writes the photographer Marcus Westberg.
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THE LONG FIGHT FOR RESTITUTION

For decades, African museums have asked for the return of looted items—and they’re done waiting. The vast majority—up to 90 percent—of sub-Saharan Africa’s physical cultural heritage is held outside of Africa.

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IN NIGER, AN ARCHITECT LOOKING TO THE COUNTRY’S DESIGN TRADITIONS

Eschewing a Western definition of modernity, Mariam Kamara instead conceives of buildings and spaces that account for how people really live.

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ENTER THE MICRO-BUDGET FILM: LOCKDOWN AMPLIFIES SOUTH AFRICAN CINEMA TRENDS

…micro-budget filmmaking, alternative distribution methods and collaborative film projects…could be among the keys to unlocking further growth…

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NOLLYWOOD AS AFRICAN VOICE TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE

"Stories are important simply because they help us to understand our worlds, our culture and ourselves. It is how we communicate really."

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5 DESIGNERS LEADING NIGERIA’S HYPERLOCAL FASHION REVOLUTION
In recent years, Nigerian luxury labels working with locally made fabrics have brought new life into the industry.
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R&B SINGER AKON MOVES AHEAD WITH ‘AKON CITY’ IN SENEGAL

American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project…

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TRADING PLACES: HOW AFRICA IS RESHAPING THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE

Global influencer Toyin Umesiri shares her strategic insights on how Africa is reshaping the global economic landscape

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AMAH AYIVI, THE TOGOLESE DESIGNER CREATING HIGH FASHION WITH DISCARDED CLOTHES

By recovering clothes discarded in the West, Togolese designer Amah Ayiv gives them new life through his high fashion creations.

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‘AFRICA YOUR TIME IS NOW’

The Africa Your Time Is Now campaign was launched by Papama Mtwisha in 2017.
"It’s a simple, clear and loud statement that serves as a reminder of what we’ve been and what we are becoming as an African people,"

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NOMADNESS Diversity in Travel Consensus
Evita Robinson, founder of NOMADNESS Travel Tribe: "We feel the impact COVID-19 has had on the travel community, NOMADNESS Travel Tribe members, and those who support our mission to diversify the travel narrative. We want to hear how COVID-19 has impacted you this year. We also want to learn more about you as a traveler—the destinations you desire exploring, the travel activities you enjoy, and more."
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